Check my eyes
- Fisher (8915)
- [2004-11-09 9:05]
Interesting Owl indeed. Are you sure you didn't give it a black eye? :)
Excelent comp, colors and detail.
Willie, Great pose, comp. & I like the BG colors & shades. Interesting & strange-looking fellow with the two-eyed coloration? What is a Sony PDX10? How many mp's do you work with..Just curious. Great Post!!
- extramundi (13178)
- [2004-11-09 10:25]
A very interesting post indeed, this poor owl has a very strange look. Did you shoot this in natural enviroment? I guess life must be quite hard for an owl with sight disturbed with this visual defect. It looks like the iris is totally relaxed and the pupil covers all the surface, being permanently in night view mode. You shoot with a camcorder? The quality is more than acceptable. Thanks.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-11-09 11:08]
This one will be easy to know any time you see him in the futere - with two different eyes that is for sure.
Very nice capture Willie and well seen. He (if it is a he) is posing very nice like he is wondering what you are doing with that funny thing in your hands. Sharpness, colours and dof are very good. Well done.
- Pamela (207)
- [2004-11-09 12:45]
I don´t know much about animals, so I only have to say that this is a very good picture, excellente. I like the expression of it.
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2004-11-09 13:10]
Very nice animal and interesting image! Almost look like a snowy owl but considering it lives in Africa, I am contraried a bit... As far as the eyes perhaps it was born with or developed some ocular malformation similar to strabismus, just like us humans do, owls might be no exception, still must be much tougher for them since they rely so much on their vision to survive...
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-11-09 15:26]
Very nice Willie, I can't answer your question about the eye. I think the couple of theories mentioned sound sensible. If you find out different I hope you let us know.
Great shot. fantastic detail and very interesting, well done.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-11-09 16:11]
Una interesante captura... verdaderamente.
La expresion del ave con esa pequeña inclinacion sumado a la inusual mirada bicolor conforman una atractiva imagen.
Buen DOF y agudeza con un bello colorido.
An interesting capture... truely.
The expression of the bird with that small inclination added to the unusual one watched two-color conforms an attractive image.
Good DOF and sharpness with a beautiful colorful one.
- pyorg (12)
- [2004-11-09 16:18]
I've nothing more to say. This picture is very expressive.
Strange look!. I dont know nothing about this natural aberation... but I dare a WS to try to repair it.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-11-09 22:57]
Very beautiful and interesting shot. He looks like a pirate with the one weird eye.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2004-11-09 23:06]
Its the muppet show!
This is a beautiful owl,Willie,and an excellent capture of it.My first guess was that this pupil was dilated much as it would be in dark conditions,but the pointed corner of the dark bit would seem to suggest otherwise.I can't say wether this is a birth defect or whether it has sustained an injury.
A lovely picture though.
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-11-10 3:39]
Very excpresive shot very well done I like it
- coasties (28054)
- [2004-11-10 4:36]
Interesting shot. I like the feathers. Good note.
- Kirsten (664)
- [2004-11-10 10:59]
who, interesting eyes!very good shot,good details and colours,well done!
I love these little owls. They are fascinating creatures. Very strange the eye???
Your shots are getting better and better with this videocam. Nice one! Good post.
Any details on "Lampies"?? I might have missed it.
- artikos (1175)
- [2004-11-10 17:46]
Very nice photo
- miqra (151)
- [2004-11-12 10:52]
I wonder if this Owl is maybe blind in the one eye? Very good shot, I love the snow white feathers around the nose...well done!
- livios (16942)
- [2004-11-14 18:48]
Willie, not only sharpness and background are great here. I would say the picture has sense of humor. I know the owl has an weird look, but, at the same time, I think it's funny.
- gazo (91)
- [2004-11-15 22:40]
It's a good one. Nice colors for your background. I'm really stunt for the black eye. I like to discover new species. *
- Callie (7555)
- [2004-11-25 12:35]
Best looking Maltese poodle look-a-like I have ever seen, Willie. I have noticed this before, but had no chance to comment. This is a gorgeous white-face owlet. I am clue-less as to the eyes, I would go for an injury, where was it taken?
Your work shows tremendous improvement, now only your backaccount shoud show the sme growth, the you can get a new D-srl.
- pmende (0)
- [2004-11-26 0:57]
This is one of my fav photos, i love the feathers, the colours, the expression and the eye! I used to work as a vet nurse and have seen something similar in an injured bird (seagull)
Great photo, thanks!
- jasmis (161)
- [2004-11-29 8:44]
In Poland the owl is the symbol if wisdom. Inher eyes I see that that could be true...
I'm an owl nut (one of those who collect all sorts of owl statues) and this is really great! The eye thing is wierd - I wonder if there is a vet or other expert out there who will give us an opinion? Technically superb - crisp, sharp and colorful, with a great background to help the bird stand out.
- optic (0)
- [2004-12-20 23:54]
Wonderfull image, i like the expression !
Well done Willie
- radz (436)
- [2004-12-30 12:18]
Amazing closeup really.Never seen diffent color eyes .New to me.Very well taken i give 10 out of 10 .Thanks for sharing.
Happy Shooting 2005!!
- VeTTe (684)
- [2005-01-02 13:38]
good bird and very perfect photo..
- colinbrenchley (341)
- [2005-01-06 17:08]
Good composition and critically sharp focus. A good record shot for discussion
- LCannon (3107)
- [2005-01-09 12:19]
I love the clarity and expression on this little guy. Interesting discussion on what has caused his black eye.
Excellent shot! It brought a smile to my face, and those are the photos I treasure.
- coyote (159)
- [2005-01-13 19:02]
This is an astounding shot- well done. I certainly have never seen anything like this bird in the natural environment where I'm at/ the "eyes" have it. I like it as it is- kudos.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-01-16 13:00]
I am mad about owls Willie, thats the reason I go back in your archive and I chose for this great owl shot, beaytiful that eyes, fantastic pof and dof, very nice angle you took the shot, great job Willie
- DanielT (22)
- [2005-02-11 13:20]
Excellent photo :)
- errorist (139)
- [2005-02-15 11:37]
Amazing photo with great detail! I noticed the same thing when i tried to photograph an owl; it was like it one eye was blacked out! You can see it here but is nothing compared to your great shot!
- spike1 (234)
- [2005-02-18 5:18]
Really impressive Willie - and very unusual!
- Pedda (1287)
- [2005-04-22 13:35]
Very nice picture of this owl. Well I don't know so much about owl's and birds in general but I never in my whole life seen on with different colours of their eyes.
Thanks for sharing
- olontur (91)
- [2005-07-20 1:51]
Xplorator, I might very well be wrong, but as far as I remember owls rely much more on their ears than their eyes... Still, this must be a handicap if he is blind on one eye.
Great shot Willie!
Thanks for posting
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-08-04 7:04]
Hahah :D nice photo
Great capture.Well seen and composed.POV,details,colors and framing are perfect.Thanks for sharing.
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-08-16 12:46]
Almost certainly it is blind in the left eye. It could be a congenital cataract or some remote injury.
Thanks for sharing this gorgeous picture, your focus and POV are absolutely perfect!
- archanabhimasen (51)
- [2006-04-07 1:35]
Its a very interesting shot. Well after searching a couple of site, it looks like this poor owl has a defect in its eye. Great Shot!
- PerR (99)
- [2006-04-14 14:06]
Nice shot with good details, colours and light.
To your Q; I think this owl is just blinking with his eye. The don't do like us humans that blink with booth eyes at the same time.